Recent data suggest the timing of rain and storms overnight will be a little slower than originally expected. Rain will march across North MS from the west to the east starting early Thursday morning. The farther east that you live, especially into Alabama and possibly East MS, your morning commute may be dry. Even this close to the event, hourly timing is difficult. We do know that rain will be seen on our radar through the morning and into the afternoon, though.
The ingredients are lining up best west of I-55 for potentially strong storms. As the line moves toward the MS/AL state line, it is looking like the strong storm threat will be lower. Heavy rain is still very possible, though. Winds 60+ mph continue to be the main severe risk. Some hail may be seen, and the tornado risk continues to be on the low side but not quite zero.
Once we make it through Thursday, we’ll be rewarded with a great Friday!